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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1185

$968K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1185

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,149 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in South Carolina
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 816 373 S3 1 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 649 393 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 636 386 3 6
BENAZEPRIL HCL 578 343 4 41
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 562 304 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 470 257 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404 246 7 1
METFORMIN HCL 376 242 8 9
CARVEDILOL 304 189 9 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 300 166 10 15
CRESTOR 277 155 11 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259 156 12 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 180 13 11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 128 14 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 202 87 15 22
ENDOCET 200 74 S2 16 80
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 195 58 S2 17 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 139 18 18
RANITIDINE HCL 192 75 19 17
NEXIUM 174 76 20 19
GABAPENTIN 171 84 21 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 118 22 20
MELOXICAM 161 106 23 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159 102 24 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 158 38 R 25 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 151 52 S2 26 133
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 89 27 34
AZITHROMYCIN 130 68 28 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 66 29 52
FENTANYL 124 56 S2 30 107
NAPROXEN 123 85 31 92
CYMBALTA 118 31 32 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 118 49 R 32 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 60 34 49
KLOR-CON M20 115 74 35 59
LISINOPRIL 111 90 36 4
ZETIA 109 78 37 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 41 38 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 31 39 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103 81 40 42
CLOPIDOGREL 99 74 41 31
SIMVASTATIN 98 54 42 5
NAMENDA 94 94 43 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 26 R 44 51
ALLOPURINOL 91 66 45 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 73 46 48
TRAMADOL HCL 88 56 46 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 87 60 48 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 51 49 36
TRAZODONE HCL 85 42 50 38
FENOFIBRATE 83 44 51 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 47 51 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82 58 53 84
DIOVAN 82 60 53 37
SPIRIVA 82 53 53 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 55 56 40
SERTRALINE HCL 80 35 57 25
PLAVIX 77 63 58 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 54 59 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 20 60 108
PROAIR HFA 69 47 61 50
PREMARIN 69 28 R 61 152
OXYCODONE HCL 69 14 S2 61 70
DIGOXIN 67 39 64 67
CELEBREX 65 65 65 85
PREDNISONE 65 37 65 33
HUMALOG 63 37 67 210
BACLOFEN 62 24 68 150
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 11 69 93
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 18 S3 70 146
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 26 71 90
LYRICA 58 17 71 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 35 73 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 35 74 14
ESTRADIOL 53 19 R 75 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 49 75 35
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 1, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.